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EXPLAINER: Here's why Derek Chauvin won't testify at trial

Apr. 15, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd’s death said Thursday that he won’t testify in his own defense, invoking his right to remain silent and leave the burden of proof on the state. It was a high-stakes...

Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for crash that killed 2

Apr. 14, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Cannon Ball man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed two people on the Standing Rock Reservation. Matthew Wood, 37, pleaded guilty last December to two counts of involuntary...

NWSL to probe player's claim of discrimination by security

Apr. 13, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

The National Women’s Soccer League opened an investigation Tuesday under its anti-discrimination policy after a Black player for the Chicago Red Stars said a security guard in Houston treated her and her boyfriend inappropriately because of their race. In a social media...

Man who attacked 2 women in SF not guilty of felony assault

Apr. 13, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who attacked two women on San Francisco's Embarcadero was acquitted of felony assault after his attorneys said he suffered a psychotic episode. George Kennedy was acquitted Monday of the felony and convicted only of a misdemeanor charge of...

Police: Memphis rapper, 23 others arrested in Miss. shooting

Apr. 12, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) — A Tennessee rapper was among a caravan of at least two dozen people who were arrested in connection to a highway shooting in Mississippi, authorities said. Big Boogie, whose real name is John Lotts, was taken into custody Thursday along with 20...

Chauvin trial puts Court TV's revival in the public eye

Apr. 09, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Tufts believes the media world is not complete without Court TV. If he's ever going to prove his point, now is the time. The television executive is behind the network's 2019 revival and, since he began working last fall to convince Minnesota...

Missouri man charged, accused of baseball bat beating death

Apr. 09, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man has been charged with first-degree murder and other counts in the beating death of another man missing since 2019 and whose decomposing body was found wrapped in carpet this week. The body of Samuel Israelsen, 41, was found...

Lance Armstrong's son charged with sexual assault from 2018

Apr. 08, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The son of former cyclist Lance Armstrong was charged with sexual assault from 2018 when he was 18, according to a police arrest warrant. The alleged victim told police in November 2020 she was assaulted by Luke Armstrong after he drove her from a...

OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

Apr. 08, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property in November 2017 for being drunk and disruptive. Simpson’s attorney,...

Tiger Woods was driving more than 80 mph when he crashed SUV

Apr. 07, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods was driving more than 80 mph — nearly twice the posted speed limit — on a downhill stretch of road when he lost control of an SUV and crashed in a wreck that seriously injured the golf superstar, authorities said Wednesday. Sheriff...